56th Venice Biennale


21 TDC artists at 56th Venice Biennale

The 56th International Art Exhibition
All the World’s Futures
 Curated by Okwui Enwezor
At the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale

Eduardo Basualdo
Olga Chernysheva
Lavar Munroe
RAQS Media Collective
Mikhael Subotzky

Lavar Munroe, Boy Predator Boy Prey, on loan from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection


National Pavilions

Olga Chernysheva
El artista entre la individualidad y el contexto
Pavilion of Cuba

Heri Dono (Solo Exhibition)
Voyage - Trokomod
Pavilion of Indonesia

Shahriar Ahmadi, Shilpa Gupta, Rashid Rana, Sadegh Tirafkan
The Great Game
Pavilion of Iran

Paulo Nazareth
Voces Indígenas
Pavilion of Brazil


Collateral Events

Shilpa Gupta
 & Rashid Rana
My East is Your West
Curated by Martina Mazzotta & Natasha Ginwala
Palazzo Benzon, San Marco, 3927

Yinka Shonibare
EM15 presents Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf
Arsenale Docks, Castello, 40A, 40B, 41C
May 6th - July 26th

Vik Muniz
Frontiers Reimagined
Curated by Sundaram Tagore
Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Castello, 4858 (Ramo Grimani)

Wael Shawky & Pascale Marthine Tayou
Glasstress Gotika
Curated by Dimitri Ozerkov & Adriano Berengo
Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, San Marco, 2487

Almagul Menlibayeva
The Union of Fire and Water
Curated by Suad Garayeva
Palazzo Barbaro, San Marco, 2840

Liu Xiaodong
Painting As Shooting
Curated by Jerome San
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore 

Marina Abramovic
Curated by Axel Vervoordt
Palazzo Fortuny

Khaled Hafez
In the Eye of the Thunderstorm
Curated by Martina Corgnati
Commissioned by Contemporary Practices

Athi-Patra Ruga
The Elder of Azania
The Bauer Hotel Terrace, San Marco, 1459



El Anatsui
The winner of the Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement.
"perhaps the most significant living African artist working on the continent today... the Golden Lion Award acknowledges not just his recent successes internationally, but also his artistic influence among two generations of artists working in West Africa. It is also an acknowledgment of the sustained, crucial work he has done as an artist, mentor and teacher for the past 45 years." Paolo Baratta

Vik Muniz
Lampedusa is a floating installation to be launched during the 56th Venice Biennale.

Vik Muniz’s floating installation called ‘Lampedusa’ is a giant paper boat covered by articles about migrant deaths created in response to the tragedy that unfolded in October 2013, when a boat carrying migrants from Libya capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa, leaving up to 360 dead.

In addition, during the Venice Biennale William Kentridge will be participating in 'Triumphs and Laments' with a polyptych conceived by him to be placed in Rome, on the banks of the Tiber River between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini, as part of a project initiated by Tevereterno under the direction of Kristin Jones.